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US advocates seek retrial for boy executed in 1944

‘A LONG SHOT’:Black teen George Stinney was put to death for killing two white girls in a segregated community in circumstance supporters say are dubious

AP, COLUMBIA, South Carolina

At 14, Stinney was the youngest person to be executed in the US in the past 100 years, according to statistics gathered by the Death Penalty Information Center.

Executing teenagers was not uncommon at that time. Florida put a 16-year-old boy to death for rape in 1944, while Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas executed 17-year-olds that year.

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